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Other common names
Norway maple plane-leaved maple
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
Sapindaceae / Sapindaceae
A. platanoides is a vigorous deciduous large tree. Leaves 5-lobed, turning bright yellow, orange or brown in autumn. Scented yellow flowers in conspicuous clusters on bare branches
N Eur to Caucasus
Habit Spreading / Branched
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Grow in a moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by seed or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 1
Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt may be a problem
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